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Lillian Mika Gehrke

February 5, 1931 ~ July 26, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Lillian Mika Gehrke, 92, of Woodstock, died Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at JourneyCare in Barrington.

She was born February 5, 1931, in Chicago to Frank and Mary (Jurczinski) Mika.

Lillian enjoyed needlepoint, cross-stitch, and sewing as well as gardening, bicycling, and walking. She was a devout member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake, and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her three sons, Chriss Patrick, Melvin C. (Cynthia) Gehrke, Jr., and Steven J. (Debra) Gehrke; her son-in-law, Christopher Pietrzak; her grandchildren, Steven (Olivia), Jackelyn (Jeff), Colton, Dustin (Jasmin), Larissa, and Lynsie; and her six great grandchildren, Connor, Eliot, Aubree, Ingrid, Alma, and James.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin C. Gehrke, Sr. (May 17, 2010); her daughter, Lorelee L. Pietrzak (February 17, 2017); and her brother, Henry (February 21, 2022).

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 4, 2023, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin  Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave. in Woodstock. On Saturday, August 5, 2023, the funeral will be held at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, beginning at 10:30 am. Interment will be at Crystal Lake Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 272 King St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.


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August 4, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney
1211 North Seminary Avenue / P.O. Box 22
Woodstock, IL 60098

Funeral Service
August 5, 2023

10:30 AM
Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney
1211 North Seminary Avenue / P.O. Box 22
Woodstock, IL 60098


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